ABOUT THE BAND
The Benders have been playing classic rock around Vancouver for years. Whether it's a corporate event, a fundraiser, or party, if you want to get people on the dance floor we're your guys. Call, text, or use the contact form below and let's make it happen.
Sum of Talented Parts
Matt is the only deaf member of the band and has just come off touring with Biff Hitler and the Violent Mood Swings and has worked in the studio with Beast Penis and Captain Crunch & the Cereal Killers. Matt likes to pretend to use several effects pedals; fact is, none of them have batteries in them.
Formerly of Alcoholics Unanimous and The Barry White Boys. Steve has a unique style that has caused his band mates to consider getting a drum machine but he has a good heart and can lift heavy stuff.
Big Mac, Mac or Macktastic are some of the names Ron has used in the past as a male dancer. He has played guitar for the London Philharmonic and really likes the C chord. Before The Benders Ronny played with Betty is not a Vitamin, and Damn you Peter Pan.
Keys / Vocals
Lanny lives in a home and has not practiced since 1983; he claims the uncertainty makes him sharper. Touring Jamaica with The Dukes of Hazardous Materials and recently helping out on the latest release from Dicky Retardo has kept him busy. Watch for his new solo project (Four Nurses of the Apocalypse) due out later this year.
Dr. Dra has returned to the band after being kicked out for not succumbing to peer pressure. After drinking the kool-aid he is back pounding the funk wrench. Dave has worked with Meaty Pants, Psychic Buddhist Gorilla, and Those Darn Accordions and turned down Was I Naked? to rejoin the Benders.
Percussion / Vocals
Mike is new to clothing as he was raised as a Mandingo warrior. Sometimes when the spirit moves him he goes back to the ways of the Serengeti. If this happens during the performance please stand back. Mike comes to us from Goldfish Do not Bounce and a short stint as the lead accordionist in Inflatable Grandpa.
JT speaks no English and yet he has managed to work as a British spy for years. He has played most recently in the studio with JFKFC and will be touring this year with Amputatoe. We're lucky to have him.
NEXT GIG JULY 1, - CANADA DAY
Wish I knew you / Revivalists
Uptown Funk / Bruno Mars
Semi Charmed Life / 3rd eye Blind
All Right Now / Free
Are You Gonna Go My Way? / Lenny Kravitz
Jenny - Blink 182
Lets Get it Started - Black Eyed Peas
Are You Gonna Be My Girl? - Jet
Small Things - Blink 182
Miss you - Rolling Stones
Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
Do it again - Steely Dan
Don't let me down - Beatles
Birthday - Beatles
Black Magic Woman - Santana
Can't You See / Marshall Tucker Band
Desire / U2
Domino / Van Morrison
Evil Ways - Santana
Feelin' Alright / Joe Cocker
Don't Change Horses / Boneshakers
Good Lovin'/ Young Rascals
Hard to Handle / Black Crows
I Feel Good / James Brown
I Want You Back / Jackson 5
Into the Mystic / Van Morrison
Sex Machine / James Brown
I Wish - Stevie Wonder
Listen to the Music / Doobie Brothers
Margaritaville /Jimmy Buffet
Long Train Runnin' / Doobie Brothers
Moondance / Van Morrison
Mustang Sally / The Commitments
Oye Como Va / Santana
Pick up the Pieces / Average White Band
Rock the Casbah / The Clash
Smoke on the Water / Deep Purple
Some Kinda Wonderful - Grand Funk
Superstitious - Stevie Wonder
Swingtown / Steve Miller
Free Ride / Edgar Winter Group
Taking Care of Business / BTO
Whipping Post / Allman Brothers
Into the Mystic / Van Morrison
Wild Nights / Van Morrison
Wouldn't Want to be Like You / Alan Parsons Project
Get Ready /Sam & Dave
Ain't too Proud to Beg -Rolling Stones
Peg / Steely Dan
Do it again / Steely Dan
I shot the sheriff / Clapton; Marley
Let's Dance / Bowie
Reeling in the years / Steely Dan
Plus 1000's of others
These are some of the songs we play, on any given night there are usually a couple of surprises thrown in as well just to keep everyone on their toes.